Naperville, Ill. (August 26, 2021) – Naperville Country Club in Naperville, Ill. Recently played host to the 19th Annual Vern McGonagle Memorial High School Golf Championship on Tuesday, August 17th. The tournament, which serves as the Naperville City Championship, featured teams of six boys and six girls from the six Naperville area high schools facing off in an 18-hole team competition with the four best scores of the six golfers counting. With a team score of 337, the girls team from Neuqua Valley High School defended their 2020 title and won the girls championship, while Metea Valley High School won the boys championship (for the first time in event history) with a team score of 316.

Tournament action got underway at 8 a.m. CST with a total of 72 competitors (36 boys and 36 girls) from local high schools, including Naperville Central, Naperville North, Neuqua Valley, Waubonsie Valley, Metea Valley and Benet Academy, competing in the 18-hole event.

first light of the morning on the 18th hole at Naperville Country Club near Chicago

For the second straight year, the low medalist among the girls was Sarah Zheng of Neuqua Valley, who shot 76. The low medalist among the boys was Salil Khanduja of Waubonsie Valley, who shot an even par 72.

“We’d like to thank the teams for their continued support of thos event,” said Naperville Country Club member Bill Blum. “I know all the coaches and players truly enjoy playing at Naperville Country Club as I heard many positive comments from them. I know the coaches feel this is the most difficult course they play during the season. Great showing for Naperville Country Club.”

McGonagle, a big supporter of junior golf and a long-time member of Naperville Country Club, passed away in 2001 at the age of 62. Naperville Country Club has been hosting the Vern McGonagle Memorial High School Golf Championship since 2004 in McGonagle’s honor. Naperville Country Club regularly hosts local junior golf and high school golf events, such as the annual Vern McGonagle Memorial Championship, as well as college level events. In 2022, Naperville Country Club will host the prestigious Western Junior Championship.

Naperville Country Club is a private, member-owned club, managed by Troon Privé, the private club operations division of Troon. In addition to award-winning golf, Naperville Country Club provides a full array of dining, social and special event programming for the entire family. The club’s patio and restaurant are popular with members providing a place to relax and unwind, and have the best view in town.

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About Naperville Country Club
Naperville Country Club is celebrating its centennial anniversary in 2021 with a series of celebrations and golf events. Just as it has been for the last 100 years, Naperville Country Club continues to be a social hub for the community, providing a place where members can connect with others, enjoy family-friendly activities and events, while experiencing a variety of club amenities. In 1921, the club featured a 9-hole golf course with sand greens. Shortly after opening, golf course architect Tom Bendelow was engaged to design and build an 18-hole golf course on the 124-acre property. Bendelow’s original layout remained mostly intact until 2006 when architect Steve Forrest of Arthur Hills/Steve Forrest & Associates was commissioned to complete a major course renovation. Emphasis was placed on adding length to the golf course, improving shot values and developing new green complexes. The new Steve Forrest-designed course debuted in July 2007 and winds its way through rolling terrain, mature trees and ponds. The course has earned several national honors, including being named Golf Inc. magazine’s 2009 “Renovation of the Year” for private clubs.

About Troon
Headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., Troon is the world’s largest golf management company providing services at 585-plus locations around the globe, including managing 630-plus 18-hole equivalent golf courses. In addition to golf, Troon specializes in homeowner association management, private residence clubs, estate management and associated hospitality venues. Troon’s award-winning food and beverage division operates and manages 620-plus food and beverage operations located at golf resorts, private clubs, daily fee golf courses and recreational facilities. With properties located in 45-plus states and 30-plus countries, Troon’s family of brands includes Troon Golf, Troon Privé, Troon International, Honours Golf, OB Sports, Indigo Golf Partners, CADDIEMASTER, True Club Solutions, Cliff Drysdale Tennis and RealFood Hospitality, Strategy and Design. Troon-affiliated properties include Indian Wells Golf Resort in Indian Wells, California; Yas Links Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates; The Club at Savannah Harbor in Savannah, Georgia; and Lake of Isles in North Stonington, Connecticut. For additional news and information, visit, or connect with Troon on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Troon Chronicles, Press Room, or subscribe to Troon Magazine.

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